Skype fined by BIPT regarding the SkypeOut telecom service

Publication date
15-07-2016

Skype fined by BIPT regarding the SkypeOut telecom service

Brussels, 15 July 2016 – Skype did not want to notify itself as a provider of electronic communications services for the SkypeOut service to the BIPT. Therefore it violates the Act.

Because Skype did not notify itself as an operator, it by-passes the obligations imposed by the legislation applicable to operators. BIPT judges that the non-compliance of the notification obligation constitutes a serious violation, which can threaten the interests of users and competitors.

For those reasons BIPT decides to impose a 223,454 EUR fine to Skype.

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